roller coaster tycoon

I’m what you would call a ’90’s’ kid. I grew up during the decade, watching cartoons like Doug and Rugrats and playing video games like Sim City. And over the years, I’ve seen a lot of these video games get remade for,or ported to, iOS—except for my favorite one: RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Well I’m happy to announce that this is going to change soon. Atari has confirmed via the original game’s landing page that it is working on a mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon, and it will be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch shortly. Oh and don’t worry, we have a trailer…

And here’s the accompanying text (via Cult of Mac):

Based on the beloved RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise, RollerCoaster Tycoon® 4 Mobile™ is coming soon to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

Create and share the coolest amusement park of your dreams and construct incredible roller coasters to keep your visitors excited. Build the best park, unlock new materials, and exchange roller coaster blueprints with friends to become the ultimate RollerCoaster Tycoon®!

For those unfamiliar with the original title, RollerCoaster Tycoon was a construction and management simulation game that simulated amusement park management. The goal was to build custom roller coasters and other attractions in an effort to make your park as profitable as possible.

As for the mobile version, we don’t know much about the game other than that it will feature 20 pre-designed roller coasters and other rides and a new touch-based UI for building your own. You’ll also be able to invite friends to your park and share your custom coaster builds with others.

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The mobile game is set for an ‘early spring launch,’ but we have yet to hear anything about pricing. To be honest, we’re crossing our fingers that it’ll come in between $5 and $10 so Atari doesn’t have to pollute it with in-app purchases. There’s also supposedly a new desktop game in the works.

So, who’s excited for RCT mobile?